Astros Being Disrespected by 2021 World Series Odds
With the 2020 MLB season officially in the books, FanDuel Sportsbook has already released odds to win the 2021 World Series for every team.
For a team coming off of a Game 7 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Championship Series, the Houston Astros are being disrespected when it comes to their odds to win it all next season.
At +1700, the Astros' have the eighth-best odds in the MLB next year. Even though the team finished with a below .500 record at 29-31, they shined this past postseason and outlasted all but one team in the American League.
The Astros may lose a few key players in the offseason, but a majority of their core roster returns in 2021. Kyle Tucker, the team leader in both hits (56) and RBIs (42) last season, remains under contract as does their No. 1 starting pitcher Framber Valdez. Plus, if the Astros makes some moves via trade or free agency, their roster could be even better.
This is a team that just made its fourth straight ALCS appearance and continues to be underrated. There is no reason why the Astros' odds to win the World Series should be so low and at this point, it is just plain disrespectful.
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